Tracy Dorée

Special Needs, Ballet

Tracy fell in love with dance at the age of 3 when she saw her first live professional Ballet and started taking classes with Michael Meakin at the Meakin School of Dance.   She continued taking various dance classes; Ballet and Jazz with Regina at the Bittner-Rothbart School of Dance, now Nuance Dance Studios, from the age of 5-18. Tracy successfully completed her grade 1 and grade 3 RAD examinations.  At the age of 16 Tracy added Modern movement with Kim Enns at the Academy of Performing Arts. She graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary School with honours and next completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University. Tracy majored in French and did a double minor in Dance and Educational Psychology.  While studying in University Tracy worked in childcare and as a tutor, she also became a mom to a stillborn baby and then twins. Tracy with only her practicum left to complete, sadly suffered a stroke at the age of 25 and had to let go of her dreams of becoming a school teacher and obtaining her Bachelor of Education and Teacher Certification.  Today Tracy is a mom of 7 and successfully ran French Immersion Preschool and Daycare for over 12 years. She is now teaching dance full time at various studios in Kamloops, as well for the city of Kamloops Parks and Recreation programs. Tracy continues to take classes and workshops both in dance and child development. She has experience and training teaching all ages of children and adults with diverse abilities.  Tracy looks forward to sharing the gift of dance with you.